See Trees in a Different Light
The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns as a walking experience. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color, light, and sound. You will be awed and delighted to see returning favorites and surprising new sights, including a special Human+Nature display and an experience featuring 150 colorful lanterns. Journey along a one-mile, paved walking path amid festive music and lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. Along the route, warm up by a crackling fire and roast marshmallows for s’mores, or stop in one of the concession tents for a snack and beverage. Illumination will highlight the many gifts of trees: natural beauty, increased feelings of peace and calm, homes for wildlife, and the air we breathe.
Advance purchase is recommended as many nights will sell out.
IllumiBrew returns for two nights in November
Be among the first to see Illumination while you sample seasonal beers, ciders, and meads from popular Chicagoland breweries stationed along the trail on November 18 or 19. This event is for ages 21+ only. Learn more >